When you’re suffering from constipation, it can feel as though your whole world is backed up, waiting for you to go. Instead of just sitting around waiting for a bowel movement, Dr. Nandi’s here to share his favorite home remedies to get you going. That way, you can become your own health hero.
Home Remedies for Constipation
There are many natural remedies for constipation, but some work better than others. Here are four of the best surefire remedy for constipation relief.
Take Oil as Natural Treatment for Constipation
It may sound funny when talking about your bowels, but oil acts as a lubricant and can literally grease the path when you have constipation. It also stimulates the digestive system and can both cure and prevent constipation. Opt for one tablespoon of pure olive or flaxseed oil in the morning before breakfast. Mixing in a squirt of lemon juice disguises the flavor, and the citric acid helps flush out toxins and other undigested materials.
Increase Your Fiber Intake to Help with Constipation
You already know your body needs a variety of fruits and vegetables for nutrients and minerals, but your body also needs fiber. Fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains give you the roughage you need to soften your stool and bulk it up, making it easier to pass. Plus, it supports a healthy gut. If you tend to eat a lot of pre-made, processed foods, switch up your diet to real foods and you’ll notice the difference.
Stick to a Schedule
When it comes to having bowel movements, your body does better on a schedule. Give yourself 10 to 15 minutes two to three times a day to sit on the toilet and relax. You can’t rush things when you’re constipated, but you don’t want to linger either. Sitting on the toilet too long can lead to other problems, such as hemorrhoids.
Treat Constipation Using Epsom Salt
The idea of using salt may never have crossed your mind, but Epsom salt can work wonders when you’re constipated. It pulls water in, absorbing it into your stool, making it softer and easier to pass. Epsom salt also contains magnesium, which naturally starts bowel contractions—just what you need to get things moving.
- Add two tablespoons of aloe vera directly from the plant to a glass of water. Aloe vera’s natural properties can stimulate bowel movements and ease constipation.
- Eat prunes regularly. As a natural laxative, prunes are rich in fiber and sorbitol, which are both known to alleviate constipation.
- Drink tea made from one to two teaspoons of dried dandelion leaves with hot water. This not only acts as a mild laxative but also helps in detoxifying your body.
- Consume orange juice with pulp. This combination not only increases fluid intake but also provides additional fiber, easing constipation.
- Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with ¼ cup of water. This can help balance your body’s pH levels and stimulate bowel movement.
- Download and follow the free copy of Dr. Nandi’s Protocol for optimizing your health and well-being. This guide provides 50 step-by-step instructions on how to create significant changes in your life, which will likely contribute to your overall digestive health.
- Consider supplementing your diet with my Fiber Support. Dietary fiber has been scientifically proven to increase stool bulk and promote regular bowel movements. My Fiber Support can be an excellent addition to a diet rich in natural fibers from fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains.
Remember, while home remedies can provide relief from occasional constipation, persistent constipation could indicate a more serious underlying health issue. Always consult with a healthcare professional if you have concerns.
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